PICNIC PARABLE

July 18, 2018

July is National Picnic Month. It is a month to celebrate and share time with family and friends. As I goofed around to see if I could find any spiritual writings about God and Picnics, I stumbled upon this song called God Shuffled His Feet by Crash Test Dummies.

After seven days
He was quite tired, so God said:
“Let there be a day
Just for picnics, with wine and bread.”
He gathered up some people He had made,
Created blankets and laid back in the shade.

What if God’s idea of honoring the Sabbath was to gather together with loved ones and have a picnic. What if we took a day each week, month, or year, to rest and gather with friends to picnic with wine and bread.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

July 18, 2018

Listen to your heart and let it guide you

LET IT GO

July 17, 2018

Let it go.
That is what I hear
Words from a teacher
The reminder to release
To stop accelerating the negativity
To interrupt the flow of energy
To just let it go

Step on the brake
Let it go
Just sit in the joy
So I sit in it and
I keep releasing that
Which attempts to steal my joy

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

July 17, 2018

Be still and listen

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

July 16, 2018

When I help those who see themselves as ordinary, re-envision themselves as extraordinary, then I know am leading as Spirit would have me to lead.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

July 15, 2018

Honor yourself and the way you live. You are a holy shrine.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

July 14, 2018

don’t let others control your life, control it yourself.

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BECOMING THE TREE

July 13, 2018

Dear God,

I know you never put more on us then we can bear, but this year has been filled with challenges. If I had to pick a word for that I have learned this year, it would be tenacity. I have learned to have the determination to rise about difficult circumstances. It does not mean it has been easy, but I am making myself rise. I am finding the strength within myself to keep on going.

There have been days when I felt so deeply and did see my own strength, but I would remember to release the fears that were obscuring my vision. You found your way of reminding me to be like the Tree of Heaven, the tree Betty Smith wrote about in her novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. She wrote, “Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first time or last time. Then your time on Earth will be filled with joy.”

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

July 13, 2018

Whether you want an experience to bring you happiness or not, it will.

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SONG OF THE WEEK

July 12, 2018

this song reminds us that when we are going through the light is there to guide us home
Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you